Carrera Subway Hybrid Bike 2011/2012 HALFORDS for £179.99
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Carrera Subway Hybrid Bike 2011/2012 HALFORDS for £179.99

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Found 10th May 2012
Not the best bike but a resonable starter bike from what i can see, web exclusive £200 and entered NUSMAY12 for another 10% off, quidco 3% comes to £179.99. Not bad ? let me know before i pick it up tomorrow ! Not sure how to add the pic. Ends wednesday

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Decent bike, I commute 17 miles a day on mine. Done 2500 miles so far

Supermod

Thank you for posting. I have added an image to your thread!

Supermod

mocmocamoc

Decent bike, I commute 17 miles a day on mine. Done 2500 miles so far



17 miles a day is pretty impressive!

This is an excellent bike. Unfortunately doesn't have suspensions however for general town cycling it is perfect!

You won't be disappointed.

Original Poster

cheers, been looking for a couple of weeks and seemed very fair. I only have 4 miles to work up and down a few hills. 17 miles is very impressive. Thanks for the pic, hope it helps someone !

hash8511

This is an excellent bike. Unfortunately doesn't have suspensions however … This is an excellent bike. Unfortunately doesn't have suspensions however for general town cycling it is perfect!You won't be disappointed.



Its a hybrid, by nature it will not have suspensions.
I do not claim to be a bike expert by any means, but at the lower end of the market suspensions do not add much value

Great bike!.....I only got rid of mine for a 29" wheel Trek (£160) 2nd hand the bigger wheels and road tyres make quite a difference

You can't go wrong at this price for a basic hybrid as long as your capable of putting it together yourself or your lucky enough to have a local Halfords with a decent bike mechanic

Better or worse than the B'Twin Rockrider (Decathlon) @ £149?? Any help greatly appreciated. Thks.

just some advice, i'm thinking of getting a montague swiss x50. are they any good. not going to be doing 17 miles a day, more like 4 but need it to it carry on the train.

hash8511

This is an excellent bike. Unfortunately doesn't have suspensions however … This is an excellent bike. Unfortunately doesn't have suspensions however for general town cycling it is perfect!You won't be disappointed.


Fortunately it does not have suspension, so you will be getting a bike that transmits most of the power through the transmission instead of losing a big percentage through the suspension.
A bike that has been designed with the correct frame and fork geometry will have a degree of shock-absorbtion (or suspension) built in and is sufficient to absorb most bumpy road surfaces.

Suspension is a gimmick on a road bike and adds nothing to the ride comfort. Bikes with suspension are only neccesary when riding off road and there is no such thing as a budget full suspension bike. You either pay a considerable amount of money to get a decent quality bike with suspension that actually works, or you get a 'wonky donkey' that will give a very uncomfortable experience and will bottom out when it should be damping the ride.

I commute 22 miles on a rigid frame road bike and have a comfortable ride. As a budget recreational or commuter bike, this one should be OK.

As a handsome (ok, ugly) six footer, what frame should I be considering? 18", 20", 22"?

SUSPENSIONS

CuriousTurtle

As a handsome (ok, ugly) six footer, what frame should I be considering? … As a handsome (ok, ugly) six footer, what frame should I be considering? 18", 20", 22"?



Depends on your leg length really. I'd go instore and double-check first but I'm about the same height and I use 20".

CuriousTurtle

As a handsome (ok, ugly) six footer, what frame should I be considering? … As a handsome (ok, ugly) six footer, what frame should I be considering? 18", 20", 22"?


Depends on your inside leg. I'm 6' and ride a 19" and 20" frame. Try it in the store is your best bet.

hotfinder

Depends on your leg length really. I'd go instore and double-check first … Depends on your leg length really. I'd go instore and double-check first but I'm about the same height and I use 20".


Beat me to it lol

mocmocamoc

Decent bike, I commute 17 miles a day on mine. Done 2500 miles so far



Pics or it didn't happen

I have this exact bike. Commute daily. I prehaps didn't look after it the best but I needed an entire repair of the cartridge, chain etc with degreese, ended up costing me £130, this was after 6 months use.

I park it in the day outside but sheltered. I suspect Halfords didn't properly lube the chain etc when I first got it. Other than that I like it.

Not the best bike? I'd say this is a damn fine bike for that price. Heat added.

Thanks for your replies, chums!

CuriousTurtle

As a handsome (ok, ugly) six footer, what frame should I be considering? … As a handsome (ok, ugly) six footer, what frame should I be considering? 18", 20", 22"?


you need a 14" frame and can you post a picture of you riding it when it comes please

Decent price, but if you check your local bike shops, you may find a "last years model" Specialized or Trek, for the same money. I got a Specialized Globe for £190 using this trick (I really don't care if its last year colour!).

But yeah OP: decent for the money.

And you don't want suspension on a Hybrid! (maybe just a simple damper in the seat post for the occasional pothole)

http://images.thebikelist.co.uk/imagecache/file/width/900/images/models/Carrera/2011/Subway_11/carrerasubway_ss_32.jpg

got the carrera kraken and it's done well. Seems good build for the price.

davidbrdn

Pics or it didn't happen



I've seen this happening. Trust me when I say, you don't want pictures.

for those asking about frame sizes
This seems to be a good site, with an on-line frame size calculator:-

ebicycles.com/ind…php

or for the pdf file
ebicycles.com/cus…pdf

Edited by: "cloudwarrior" 11th May 2012

For country lanes, with a little bit of mud / gravel etc, would this be OK or a mountain bike a better fit?

Rich-G

I have this exact bike. Commute daily. I prehaps didn't look after it the … I have this exact bike. Commute daily. I prehaps didn't look after it the best but I needed an entire repair of the cartridge, chain etc with degreese, ended up costing me £130, this was after 6 months use.I park it in the day outside but sheltered. I suspect Halfords didn't properly lube the chain etc when I first got it. Other than that I like it.



Lubrication of your bike is something you should do regularly, especially if commuting daily. You also are best using the right lube for the conditions. Also not sure why you would repair a cartridge? The bottom bracket would probably just be replaced.

Bought this 3 months ago for £279. Great bike. You obviously get what you pay for but this is a very decent spec. My only problem with it is a damn uncomfortable saddle and somewhat oversized tyres.

i also got this bike just after christmas, paid 250 or so. i think this is great value.

mocmocamoc

Decent bike, I commute 17 miles a day on mine. Done 2500 miles so far


Maybe you took a wrong turn!!!!!!

Is this good to commute to uni around 2 miles each way on a pretty straight pavement?

What makes this a 'Hybrid'? I thought they had bigger wheels? This has 26". So its just a rigid mtb??

Carrera bikes are great value for the money. Mine is over 10 years old and I've done over 8k miles in that time. The only bits I've replaced are the tyres, chain and cassette (as forgot to oil the chain for a bit).

Is this better than Raleigh Urban I hybrid, available at Costco around same price? Please let me know your feedback, as I would like to buy one of the two over this weekend. Any advise/feedback--greatly appreciated!
Edited by: "ajaya2000" 11th May 2012

I have the 2009 version, its a great bike, for this price you're getting a bargain.

decent price for a couple of mile commute. You could consider buying some slicker tyres if riding on nice tarmac roads.

For the lad who does 17 miles a day buy a road bike or cyclo cross. You'll enjoy your ride much more!

delasandro

Is this good to commute to uni around 2 miles each way on a pretty … Is this good to commute to uni around 2 miles each way on a pretty straight pavement?


No walk!....Lazy git!....hee hee ......it's fine for that!

A lotta bike for the money. Well worth it! Just make sure you size yourself up right as it makes all the difference as to whether or not your posture may be affected in the future.

How is this a hybrid? 26" wheels and fat tyres? Don't think disc brakes are necessary on a hybrid either. More like a lightweight mountain bike if you ask me!
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